Yugoslavia

Overview

NOCJugoslavenski olimpijski odbor
Flagbearers50

Participants

Olympic Games 1270

Description

Although its official name at the time was the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, Yugoslavia first competed at the Olympics in 1920, although Serbia had already been represented by two athletes in 1912 at Stockholm. From 1920-1988, Yugoslavia appeared at every Summer Olympic celebration, although in 1932 it was represented by a lone track & field athlete. It first appeared at the Olympic Winter Games at their inception in 1924 and has returned every four years with the exception of 1932, and 1960.

In the early 1990s, a civil war caused the country to fall apart. Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina competed independently from 1992 on. Due to an United Nations resolution, athletes from the other republics were forced to compete in Barcelona as Individual Olympic Participants under the Olympic Flag. In 1996, a team again appeared at the Olympics under the name Yugoslavia, but this was essentially the nation later known as Serbia and Montenegro. Macedonia, the remaining republic, appeared independently under the politically correct name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

Between 1920 and 1988, Yugoslavia won 87 Olympic medals, including 26 golds. 4 of these medals were won at the Winter Olympics. Their athletes excelled in various team sports, and gymnastics. Leon Štukelj, from present-day Slovenia, won 6 medals in gymnastics, three of them gold.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 0 15 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 42 0 42 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 34 0 34 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 78 15 93 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 17 0 17 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 79 11 90 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 17 0 17 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 77 10 87 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 32 3 35 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 12 5 17 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 107 9 116 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 72 3 75 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 29 2 31 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 59 10 69 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 29 1 30 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 113 13 126 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 26 0 26 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 83 5 88 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 27 1 28 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 136 28 164 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 11 4 15 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 105 34 139 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 59 13 72 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 117 38 155 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 16 6 22 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 22 3 25 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 42 14 56 Results
Archery 2 0 2 Results
Art Competitions 11 0 11 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 45 30 75 Results
Athletics 107 28 135 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 62 29 91 Results
Biathlon 9 0 9 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 11 0 11 Results
Boxing 36 0 36 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 5 0 5 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 9 0 9 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 14 0 14 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 39 10 49 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 42 0 42 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 4 0 4 Results
Fencing 13 3 16 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 1 2 3 Results
Football (Football) 146 0 146 Results
Handball 54 31 85 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 59 0 59 Results
Judo 15 0 15 Results
Luge 4 1 5 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 7 0 7 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 3 3 Results
Rowing 109 0 109 Results
Sailing 12 0 12 Results
Shooting 23 7 30 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 32 0 32 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 4 2 6 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 39 6 45 Results
Table Tennis 3 2 5 Results
Tennis 3 1 4 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 12 0 12 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 73 0 73 Results
Weightlifting 4 0 4 Results
Wrestling 54 0 54 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 4 7 18
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 5 12
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 2 8
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 4 9
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 3 8
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 2 5
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 2 5
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 0 3
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 3 5
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 0 3
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Artistic Gymnastics 5 2 4 11
Wrestling 4 6 6 16
Water Polo 3 4 0 7
Boxing 3 2 6 11
Handball 3 1 1 5
Canoe Sprint 2 2 1 5
Shooting 2 0 1 3
Basketball 1 4 2 7
Football 1 3 1 5
Rowing 1 1 3 5
Swimming 1 1 0 2
Alpine Skiing 0 2 0 2
Athletics 0 2 0 2
Ski Jumping 0 1 1 2
Table Tennis 0 1 1 2
Judo 0 0 2 2

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Leon Štukelj YUG 3 1 2 6
Matija Ljubek YUG 2 1 1 4
Miroslav Cerar YUG 2 0 1 3
Perica Bukić CRO
YUG
2 0 0 2
Dragan Andrić SRB
YUG
2 0 0 2
Veselin Đuho YUG 2 0 0 2
Deni Lušić YUG 2 0 0 2
Igor Milanović SCG
YUG
2 0 0 2
Tomislav Paškvalin YUG 2 0 0 2
Krešimir Ćosić YUG 1 2 0 3

IOC Members

Svetomir Đukić 1918—1949
Franjo Bučar 1920—1946
Stanko Bloudek 1948—1959
Boris Bakrač 1960—1987
Boris Bakrač 1987—1989
Slobodan Filipović 1987—1995
Borislav Stanković 1988—2005
Borislav Stanković 2006—2020